Day 2. March Blog Challenge

How do you refresh?

Financial stress. Emotional stress. Family stress. Work related stress. I could go on and on about all the different kinds of stress one experiences on a daily basis. Do we step away from it & tell oneself to chill out for just a second?

Ever since I had to leave a job I loved back in mid December, I’ve been stressing. I didn’t have a choice, my knee pain was getting worse. I didn’t know how I was going to pay rent, or if I could buy food & other expenses. I thought I was going to lose everything in storage in New Jersey which includes pictures of my mom and son.

It was too much. I was tired of refreshing. It was like pressing the refresh button on your life so much, all the refreshes weren’t making a difference. I had to tell myself, “it’s going to be ok, it’s going to be ok” until I actually believed it.

Everything worked out and I’m doing alright. The only thing I’m stressing just a little bit is how much pain I’ll experience after surgery. I don’t have high tolerance of pain, but like all my friends have been telling me, it will be better for me on the long run.

In saying that, how was I able to refresh myself during these past stressful months? I listen to music & do those pixel number art things. There’s like over a thousand boxes with numbers & you fill them in. It takes me about 4 days with 45 minutes each to complete a picture! It has distressed me a lot. I’ve completed several pictures already! Lol!

A dolphin that I’m working on now is almost completed (not shown) and another I’m working on is Godzilla’s eye or something. Looks pretty cool.

I watch travel & food videos on YouTube. I try to learn new things. I was watching a travel video of Dracula’s castle which then lead me to research more in depth things about him.

I take naps to refresh. I call up friends. I write long emails to my close friends on Twitter & I’m always encouraged by their long emails back to me. I love how they support me & understand my little rants & thoughts.

But my favorite way of refreshing is spending time with my son & hearing about his day at school & after school activities. We laugh & just talk.


4 thoughts on “Day 2. March Blog Challenge

  1. I watch a lot of TV, probably too much, to refresh. I love to read, but behind on that. Little art projects and writing. Love spending time with the family. 🙂 Sorry to hear about having to leave your work. Maybe you will find your pot of gold this month. 🙂 Love the art! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I forgot to mention watching guilty pleasure reality tv shows like The Bachelor & Undercover Boss. I’ll probably find a different job when I’m able to work again. I’ll be doing some online studies this year. 🤗 Might as well study while I have down time, right?

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      1. I like Survivor type reality. I did watch The Bachelor when Cody was on it. I know his mom she is from my hometown. 🙂 It was neat to see someone on there that I knew of. I didn’t know him personally but I knew of him. I use to help his mom with her computer. 🙂

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      2. Ooooh! That’s cool! I absolutely love food and travel reality shows! My son and I used to watch years of Master Chef, Jr. It was amazing how talented those little kids were!!!

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